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Scheduled update failed: with error code

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I have problems with the auto updater. It does not update for more than 180 days and i saw this yesterday. I looked in the logs and it tells me:


ERROR    Scheduled update failed:  MBAMFileIO::WriteFile failed with error code 5


every day again. I am using Windows 7 and the account i am using is user-level, and i set all mbam executables to run as administrator.

What is the problem?

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I just removed all scheduled tasks and added 2 new tasks as instructed on https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=134348&p=737872


After a reboot i see in the logfile:


2014/03/13 11:11:17 +0100    TIM-COMP    (null)    MESSAGE    Starting protection
2014/03/13 11:11:17 +0100    TIM-COMP    (null)    MESSAGE    Protection started successfully
2014/03/13 11:11:17 +0100    TIM-COMP    (null)    MESSAGE    Starting IP protection
2014/03/13 11:11:17 +0100    TIM-COMP    (null)    ERROR    IP protection failed:  FwpmTransactionBegin0 failed with error code 5

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Hello and :welcome: , roekoe:
Sorry you are having problems updating.
Are you running the Small Business version of MBAM?
The reason I ask is that this is actually the sub-forum dedicated to supporting THAT version of the software.
If so, then please wait for assistance from one of the staff specialists for that product.
Or, you are entitled to free assistance at the Business help desk -- they may be contacted >>HERE<<.
OTOH, if you are actually running the Consumer version of MBAM, the please run the scanners below and post back with the logs.
The staff/experts will review them and advise you further.
In this case, the mod team will likely relocate this post to the other section of the forum, >>HERE<<. ;)

Please run the DDS scanner and send back both logs as attachments to your next reply.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop:

Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.
Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool.
Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include both of the following logs in your next reply as an attachment: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
  • You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file and just post it or attach it.

Please run mbam-check and send back the log as an attachment to your next reply.

  • Download mbam-check.exe from HERE and save it to your desktop
  • Double-click on mbam-check.exe to run it, it should then open a log file
  • Please do not copy and paste the entire contents of the log into your next post; instead please attach to your next reply the CheckResults.txt log file which should now be located on your desktop.

Please run the FRST tool and send back both logs as attachments to your next reply.

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. The one that runs will be the right version.

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your next reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your next reply.
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